JUSTICE CENTER GROUNDBREAKING
Wright County broke ground on a new Justice Center on May 15th, 2018. This new facility will house the Law/Legal departments that serve the County such as the County Attorney’s Office, Court Services, Court Administration and the Law Library.
The Justice Center will be located on the same site, and connected to, the current Jail/Law Enforcement Center. This will allow efficiencies for staff and public alike as well as reducing the County’s inmates transport costs. The connection of these two facilities was planned during the design and construction of the law enforcement center in the late 2000’s.
The new Justice Center will be 150,562 square feet spread between 4 levels. The County has been fortunate to receive favorable bids for construction of the project which reduced the construction cost to $47.5 Million. The facility is scheduled to be open to the public in the first quarter of 2020.
It will house nine courtrooms to serve the Tenth Judicial District. These nine courtrooms are a mix of multipurpose use and specific use courtrooms designed to facilitate larger jury trials.
This new facility was designed with considerations for safety, use of technology and better service and access for the public. As Wright County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, it was prudent to include space to accommodate future growth. The layout was designed to easily be expanded in the future if necessary.
Those participating in the groundbreaking ceremony are pictured, from left to right:
Anthony Enright, Project Manager, BKV Group; Tom Kelly, Wright County Attorney; Alan Wilczek, Facilities Services Director; Christine Husom, District 1 Commissioner; Michael Potter, District 4 Commissioner; Darek Vetsch, District 2 Commissioner; Charles Borrell, District 5 Commissioner; Pete Filippi, Construction Manager, Contegrity Group; Lee Kelly, County Coordinator; Monica Tschumper, Courts Administrator.